Prehistoric Masterpieces
Prehistoric Masterpieces Famed Lascaux Caves artwork represented in new exhibit Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux at HMNS

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Prehistoric Masterpieces
Famed Lascaux Caves artwork represented in new exhibit
Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux at HMNS

On June 18, the Houston Museum of Natural Science will announce this upcoming exhibit with a ceremony taking place on Tuesday, June 18 at 5:30pm. Members of the French government and cultural officials will attend. See below for details.

WHAT: The Houston Museum of Natural Science and the Consulate General of France in Houston is proud to announce a major upcoming exhibition on the cave paintings of Lascaux (pronounced Lass- KOH )France, considered masterpieces of ancient art. Just as King Tut's burial mask is a well known symbol of ancientEgypt, theLascauxCave paintings are icons of a far earlier time - almost 20,000 years ago - showing the creativity and intelligence of our early ancestors. Additionally, the cave paintings show animals that early humans lived with, such as horses and bulls.

HMNS is the second venue in North Americato show this highly anticipated exhibition Scenes from the Stone Age: The Cave Paintings of Lascaux , which opens October 18 and runs through March 23, 2014.

This exhibition was created by The General Council ofDordogne, with support provided by the Regional Council of Aquitaine, the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and the European Union.

WHO: Officials from France will attend the announcement and be available for interviews.

WHEN: Press announcement: Tuesday, June 18 at5:30pm. Exhibition dates: October 18 throughMarch 23, 2014.

WHERE: Press announcement: Residence of the Consul General of France, 1904 Kirby Drive, Houston77019

HOW: To RSVP, contact Sami Mesarwi at (713) 639-4722 or Melodie Wade at (713) 639-4743 for more information.

 

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